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Antiques Roadshow: Mobile, Ala. - Hour Two

Airs Monday, September 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: A rare trio of books containing lithographs of American Indian chiefs whose portraits were painted when they came to Washington to negotiate treaties with the U.S. Department of War, valued at $70,000 to $90,000.

Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.

Mardi Gras in Mobile

View this slideshow for an up-close look at costume watercolor paintings created in the early 19th century by French artist Jules Maré.

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While in Mobile, Alabama, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg and appraiser Don Cresswell visit the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island to explore why collectors flock to bird prints by artists including James Audubon.

At Mobile's Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, eagle-eyed experts spot such unusual finds as a circa 1969 jersey worn by NFL football legend Gayle Sayers when he played for the Chicago Bears; a side chair that may have graced the Lincoln White House; and a rare trio of books containing lithographs of American Indian chiefs whose portraits were painted when they came to Washington to negotiate treaties with the U.S. Department of War, valued at $70,000 to $90,000.

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Antiques Roadshow: 1965 Walter Anderson Watercolor

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Watch Coming Monday, September 3, at 8/7C, Mobile, Hour 2 on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

Above: Do you think this Walter Anderson watercolor would take flight at auction or would it have a tough time getting off the ground? Find out in this preview from Mobile, Alabama (Hour Two).